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caused by zoloft. I have been having constant spotting and or flowing since starting zoloft in Septmeber. At first I thought it was a coincidence but this week I forgot to take zoloft for three days and the spotting stopped. Just wondering if anyone else has ever had this happen to them. (I have posted a bunch on this problem and I just thought of this. I have talked to my doc. and he says it because I am "STILL" (uggh) breastfeeding...as if 17 months is such a long time<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Zoloft Side Effects and<br>
Zoloft Withdrawal<br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Zoloft withdrawal Menorrhagia - Abnormally heavy menstrual period or a menstrual flow that has continued for an unusually long period of time.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Zoloft withdrawal Menstrual Disorder - A disturbance or derangement in the normal function of a woman’s menstrual period.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Zoloft withdrawal Spotting Between Menses - Abnormal bleeding between periods. Unusual spotting between menstrual cycles.</td>
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I found this as a withdrawal symptom at<br><a href="http://www.prozactruth.com/zoloft.htm" target="_blank">http://www.prozactruth.com/zoloft.htm</a><br><br>
????????What do you think???????????
 

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Sounds like a very likely link to me!<br><br>
I found out I was "allergic" to Aleve back in college when I was taking it daily for a sprained wrist. When I accidently forgot it one morning, my week-long splitting headache finally went away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
Who'd of thought a "headache" medicine could cause headaches . . .<br><br>
Also, IMO DR's don't know very much about the less common side-effects. Pharmacists are MUCH better educated about this sort of thing.<br><br>
It's true that prolonged nursing can lead to break-through bleeding, but if it coincides with taking Zoloft AND this is a documented side-effect, it doesn't take a PHD to figure out that there's a link.<br><br>
Now, the real question is: Does the benefit of the Zoloft outweigh the annoyance/inconvenience of having to use panty-liners everyday? Or do you want to explore other options like different SSRI's?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's true that prolonged nursing can lead to break-through bleeding, but if it coincides with taking Zoloft AND this is a documented side-effect, it doesn't take a PHD to figure out that there's a link.</div>
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Hmm...very interesting. I'm on Zoloft and I *believe* I'm 5 weeks pregnant (I'll take a test eventually <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).<br><br>
However...a few days ago I started my "period". However, it was a week late (I know it can happen, but it's unheard of for me), super light for me (normally I don't even want to leave the house on days 2 and 3, this time I took a mile long walk on day 2 and STILL only used one pad ALL DAY LONG. It also doesn't *smell* like menstrual blood.<br><br>
I know it's possible to have periods, or what appear to be periods, during pregnancy, but I had wondered if Zoloft might be related. Any thoughts?
 

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interestng....humm the more i research this the more i think that is what is going on. i am already down to half of my dosage and hopefully by the new year i will be done with the stuff...strange that it would even happen while pregnant...another humm...i have been feeling pg latley, makes me wonder if possibley i could be! thanks for the repleys!
 
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